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The University of Southampton
The Confucius Institute

Language testing

We gained our registered test status April 2012. 

We administer the following standard texts:

HSK (Chinese Proficiency Test ) - 汉语水平考试
The Southampton Confucius Institute is proud to be one of the official HSK test centres in the UK authorised by the HSK Department (, The Chinese Language Council International (also known as Hanban).

Since April 2020, the online Chinese Test (Home Edition) is now made available to take online.

      Test level: KSK1-6, HSKK (basic / intermediate / advanced) , YCT1-4 candidates.


Test category (online test at home)Test dateRegistration deadline
HSK, HSKK, YCT March 13 March 1 
HSK, HSKK, YCT April 24 April 12 
HSK, HSKK, YCT June 5 May 24


The deadline for registration is as above.

Should you need any further information, please refer to the HSK fact sheet in Useful Downloads below.

Useful Downloads

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